How to Draw a Holly

How to Draw a Holly

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There are a lot of decorations that represent Christmas. There’s a mistletoe, a Christmas wreath, and a Holly. A holly is often referred to by the name Christ’s thorn. It usually used in wreaths or even Christmas cards. It carried Christian symbolism, that Holly represents Jesus. If you want to draw a Holly, you can follow my instructions. Prepare a paper, a pencil, and an eraser. Now we’re ready to draw!

Steps:

Step 1: First of all, we’ll start by drawing the guidelines. The purpose of guidelines is to help you estimate the size and to guide you in drawing the rest. Therefore, we’re start by making the frame guideline. Create two angles on the top left and lower right. This will help to guide us in making the whole Holly.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 2: Moving on to the next step, we’ll make the berries. But before that, slightly erase the previous guideline so you can still see the guideline. Then you can start making three uneven circles each side you made earlier.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 3: After the previous step, we’ll continue drawing the leaves on each edge. This will be the guideline for the Holly leaves.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 4: After that, continue adding more leaves. This time add three more just like on the picture to keep the guideline shape.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 5: Still add another two leaves on each edge. Now we can continue with another berries on top of the previous leaves that you made. Spread it evenly.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 6: Then, we can continue making the zig-zag lines around the leaves. Don’t forget to slightly erase the leaf lines. Just like the previous steps, we’ll still need the leaf lines guideline so it won’t go far from the guideline.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 7: Next, create several lines inside the leaves that depict the inner side of the leaves (see picture to better understand). Draw the lines on each leaf.

How to Draw a Holly

Step 8: Moving on, if there’s a line that intersect each other, this is the time to erase it. To see a Holly clearly, you’ll need clean lines. Voila! You’ve finished drawing a Holly!

How to Draw a Holly

How to Draw a Holly

Since you’re drawing a Holly, you need to look at the actual reference of what you’re going to draw. It is important because drawing the shapes form would be varied. You’ll need keen eyes and a lot of practice so you can make your drawing perfect. Good luck!

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